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The earliest form of air-conditioning, the wind-tower, which was used to cool homes in the Gulf, can still be seen in the Bastakiya area, to the east of Al Fahidi Fort where many traditional courtyard houses can be found.
Dubai boasts one of the largest retail gold markets in the workd, selling everything from ingots to intricately worked jewellery at bargain prices. The street-front stores hide alleys of smaller shops with glittering window displays.
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Hatta Village has been opened after its restoration in 2001. The village is located in the heart of Hatta mountainous area within the emirate of Dubai, about 100 Km away from Dubai City, overlooking two mountains which were traditionally called "Hajaran" or "Hajarin" in olden days. The history of the village dates back to about 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. It has 30 buildings, shops for selling traditional heritage collections, a group of neighbouring farms with a fresh water canal (Falaj) running through them and an archaeological cemetery (closed). The village is a historical monument which is a magnet for tourists from all over the world, where it hosts the events of UAE National Day, Dubai Shopping Festival and Flag Day among others.
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Before skyscrapers spread across the horizon, Dubai was made up of fishing villages and Bedouin communities populated by potters, weavers and pearl divers. When you're ready for a break from the modern world, step into the past by visiting the Heritage and Diving Village, located in Shindagha on the Bur Dubai side of the historic Dubai Creek. This reconstructed village features distinctive palm-and-mud houses and barasti huts where you can watch potters and jewellers practise their craft and sample local cuisine.
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Located in one of the oldest urban sites in Dubai, the Heritage House was established by Mr. Matar Saeed bin Mazina in 1890, to provide a comprehensive description of the nature of local traditional housing with its content, values and the approaches created by man to tackle the everyday life, in addition to dealing with the conditions of the desert environment with its hot and dusty weather, all to obtain physical and moral comfort. The house consists of two floors and it was built of coral, stone, plaster, teakwood, chandal wood, and the fronds and trunks of palm trees.
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This house was built in 1896 at the Al Shindagha area. It has a strategic location at the protruding part above Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai), which made it stand amidst Deira and Bur Dubai, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. It was the residence of Al Maktoum ruling family till 1958, as it was a residence and premises for the Dubai monarch at the time, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum. This house witnessed the birth of his sons and grandsons and is also considered as a touristic icon that receives visitors all year round.
Near the mouth of the Creek, Shindagha is the original site from which Dubai grew. Sheikh Saeed's house, the former home of the ruling Maktoum family, has been carefully restored here.The Heritage and Diving Villages provide a rare glimpse of Dubai's traditional culture and lifestyle.
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The narrow lanes of the spice souk are redolent with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, incense, dried fruit and nuts. Imported from all over the Middle East, they are sold straight out of open sacks that surround the shops, reflecting the rich taste of food in the region.
The Grand Mosque is a mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located between the textile souk and the Dubai Museum close to a small stream in the Bur Dubai area, just south of the Hindu Temple.
Escape the skyscrapers of the city centre and travel back in time with a trip to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Bastakiya. This atmospheric area in Bur Dubai is one of the oldest heritage sites in the city, with a neighbourhood that dates back to the early 1900s. A tour of the area offers a beguiling glimpse into the Dubai of a bygone era including traditional wind towers, bustling courtyards and maze of winding alleyways.